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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
to africa on this trip? and mr. president, can i ask you about libya? david cameron's made it very clear that colonel gaddafi must go, must go now, he cannot be part of any political solution. do you agree with him? >> you've asked lots of questions. let me try and answer all of them. first of all, i think it is right for britain to be engaged with south africa and to be engaged with africa as a whole. there is a huge opportunity for trade, for growth, for jobs, including jobs at home in the u.k., and i think it is right for the british prime minister to be out there with british businesses, trying to drum up export support and growth that would be good for both our countries. i'd like to thank sir paul stephenson for the great work he has done in policing over many, many years in the metropolitan police force and elsewhere. and as i said to him on many occasions, but including on tuesday night, the metropolitan police service inquiry must go wherever the evidence leads. they should investigate without fear or favor. i've said that repeatedly, and it's absolutely vital they feel that. bu
Jul 20, 2011 2:30pm PDT
for cameron. the phone-hacking camera takes t centerakesc stage. >> you live and learn and i have learned. >> fighting famine in somolia, with the worst food crisis in two decades. a call goes out for help. and yao ming leaves the court, but not before making an impression on the world of basketball. >> welcome to pbs and america. >the shockwaves from the phone- hacking scandal continue. it was david cameron who felt the impact before parliament. cameron defended hiring the former news of the world editor andy carson. not good enough, said his critics. nick robinson has the details. >> a friend anin need is a fried until they become a political headache. cameron defended giving andy a second chance until today. >> i would not have offered him the job and he wouldn't have taken it. you don't make decisions in hindsight. you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> he said he was sorry for what the appointment had caused. was he ready to apologize for hiring him. >> if it turns out i have been lied to, that is a moment for a profound apology. and i will not fall short. >> f
Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
, "bbc world news." >> no stone left unturned. david cameron announces two inquiries into the phone hacking scandal as political pressure mounts. the press, police, and politicians face scrutiny. is this a watershed moment for britain's political culture? >> you can downplay it and denied that the problem is a deep, or accept the seriousness of the situation and deal with it. i want to deal with it. these inquiries, i believe, give chance for a fresh start and i want to take it. >> welcome to gmt. so in the program -- south sudan on the brink of nationhood. good will, but will it last? an appeal for emergency funds for the horn of africa. hundreds of thousands abandon their homes. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 9:00 p.m. in sydney. prime minister david cameron has announced two investigations into what he calls the disgusting phone hacking scandal, which has sent shockwaves through the country's political culture. pledged to get to the truth of what happened to, but also to clean up the culture. within minutes, police confirmed the rest of the former editor of
Jul 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
. the british prime minister is to be questioned by m.p.'s over the phone-hacking scandal. david cameron has had to cut short a trip to africa to come before politicians with increasing criticisms over its personal link to the scandal. >> and i'm david eades. the other headlines this hour. history repeating itself. famine is declared in parts of sow modelya. somalia. also serbia's arrested its last war crimes fugitive. >> well, it feels like the morning after the night before. a huge day of drama. much anticipation yesterday of course with rupert murdoch, the chief of news corp being grilled by the committee with a mixed reception. more on that later from us here at westminster. but in the coming hours, david cameron, the british prime minister is to be grilled by m.p.'s. he's had to cut short a trip to africa in order answer questions. and the british affairs committee questioning tops as they produced a pretty damning report. >> david cameron arrived home late last night having cut short his trip to africa. this morning he'll find a damning report from the way britain's biggest police force ha
Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
to step back from combat duties. visiting afghanistan, of princeton -- british prime minister cameron says he was confident the country will be able to look after its own security by 2014. >> as we see a stronger and more confident afghan national army, stronger police -- many of whom we trained ourselves -- and also local police, i do think it is right to start planning the withdrawal of some of our troops. welcome to "gmt." also on this program -- newspaper executives are expected to meet british police today over allocation the phones of a murdered teenage girl was attacked -- allegations. back and in fighting spirit. the venezuelan president makes a surprise return from cuba following treatment for cancer. it is midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, d.c., and mid afternoon in afghanistan where nato has confirmed the death of another four of its soldiers. they were killed in the east of the country where foreign troops, mostly american, are battling a fierce taliban insurgency. and despite previous losses, both americans and british leaders do believe the tide is turning again
Jul 23, 2011 7:30pm EDT
they deal with him but this has changed the whole attitude of the british minister david cameron said this. >> the parliament hearings began tuesday when british prime minister david cameron was on a four-nation trip to africa. cameron cut short the trip to return to address the murdoch matter before parliament. cameron was asked whether he had discussed with rebekah brooks murdoch's now withdrawn $12 billion bid to acquire the mighty british sky broadcasting satellite system. rebekah brooks was murdoch's chief person and the editor at the news of the world in a, quote unquote, personal friend of the prime minister. >> that is why rebekah brooks was quite able to say at the house of commons yesterday that there wasn't a single conversation that coul taken place in front of the select committee. >> question. is cameron insulated by the fact that rupert murdoch and rebekah brooks were also extremely close to the labor party's prime minister, gordon brown? >> no. >> no. >> no. >> especially because gordon brown has come out and said that his medical records were hacked into for a young son wi
Jul 15, 2011 12:00am PDT
. prime minister david cameron and labour leader ed mill band clashed over the scandal. >> before the whole house we want to pay tribute t their courage and bravery. does the prime minister now agree me that it is an insult to the family that rebekah brooks, the editor of "news of the world" at the time, is still at her post in news international? >> i've made very clear she was right to resign. that resignation should have beenccepted. there needs to be root and branch change at this entire organization. >> mr. speaker, i thank the prime minister for that answer and he's right to take the position that rebekah brook should go. and i hope you will come to the debate that ruperturdoch should drop his bid for b sky b, should rise the world has changed and should listen to this house of commons. >> i agree with what the right old gentleman has said and i think it's good that the house of commons is going to speak with one voice. >> this evidence casts serious doubt on mr. coleson's ashurntss that the phone hacking over which he resigned was an isolated example of illegal activities.
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
into the area. >> of the british prime minister, david cameron, has defended his integrity in parliament as ministers defended the phone hacking scandal. the british establishment has been really. mr. cameron defended hiring andy coulson but he said that in hindsight he would not have made the same choice. this report contains flash photography. >> a french in need -- a friend in need is a friend. they become a massive headache. david cameron has always defended his decision to give andy coulson a second chance. >> with 20/20 hindsight, i would not have offered him the job and i expect he would not have taken it. you don't make decisions in hindsight, you make them in the present. you live and you learn, believe you me, i have led. >> the prime minister said he was extremely sorry. what he -- was he ready to say sorry for hiring him? >> if it turns out that i had been lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology. >> few expected him to go that far. >> that is not good enough. this is not about hindsight, mr. speaker, it is not about whether mr. colson lied to him, it is about a
Jul 19, 2011 4:00pm PDT
different -- how different today was then the days when he was feted by prime ministers. david cameron was never photographed with mr. murdoch even though he was invited discretely just days after the last election. >> why did you go in the back? >> to avoid photographers. i did as i was told. >> he was looking relaxed, then may ham. the drama turned into a circus. >> he was there in that room. what can you tell us? >> i was sitting a few feet away and only just half a second before he was hit in the face with the plate what i assume a shaving foam. >> this was delivered by a member of the public who was rewarded with a right hook from wife wendy. it is this sort of story that rebekah brooks would have loved. now the ex chief executive of followed the murdoch's into the committee room and matched their contrition. >> how could you be so unaware of such fundamental issues? >> in some ways, i think the opposite. i don't know anyone in their right mind who would authorize or sanction approval of anyone listening to the voice mail of milly dowler. i don't know anyone who would think that w
Jul 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
afghanistan next year. the british prime minister david cameron defended the decision that troops will no longer be involved in a combat role by 2014. his country is committed to a longstanding relationship with afghanistan. >> we will withdraw troops this year and next year. we will be sending combat operations by the end of 2014. we will not have troops in the numbers that we have now. but we will have a long-term relationship. we will have a relationship that will consist of a very large a program as we help you to build the future. a relationship based on trade and diplomacy and military training. the president and i did they have discussed our plan to build a model academy for training. the afghan army officers of the future that will form the backbone of your already successful army. that would involve 100 british troops and funding from other nations. $38 million from the americans will go into the initiative. our relationship will involve close and frank political contact between the prime s theter -- between me an prime minister and yourself. we will discuss the situation
Jul 21, 2011 12:00am PDT
>> welcome to our program. we begin with the prime minister of great britain, david cameron, answering questions in the house of commons. we have an assessment from lionel barber, the editor of the "financial times," and london bureau chief, catherine mayer. >> it came up in yesterday's hearing, and it's willful blindness. that is to say those people who should have known but didn't ask the right questions, for whatever motive. that is the question that mrs. brooks has to answer. >> we continue this evening with the incredible story of one of the richest women in china, zhang xin. >> from the outside, i hear friends talk about the rise of china, the politicians knowing what they do. in fact, someone mo who ves, works in china, a different picture. chinese are complaining about the government. the government seems to be rolling out of the policies, and managing the everyday problems. and in terms of theconfence ofecoming a superpower, i see -- i just don't see that. >> we conclude this evening with investigative reporter and author ahony somers. he's written a book called "th
Jul 20, 2011 3:00am PDT
in the uk hacking scandal. david cameron minutes away from a show down. >>> two major proposals in the trillion dollar showdown over the nations debt. the first is called a possible break through. the second plan is under attack by democrats. all this next on "american morning". >>> thanks for being with us, it's wednesday, july 20th, this "american morning". i'm kiran chetry. >> i'm ali velshi. do we have a lot going on today. british prime minister david cameron is about to get grilled by parliament. the newscorp phone hacking hearing begins in 30 minutes. cameron is expected to face tough questions about what some are calling a cozy relationship with rupert murdoch's media empire. >> go to used of parliament this morning. fireworks yesterday. the consensus, though, is david cameron is not likely to lose his job over this but that he's under enormous pressure right now. >> reporter: he's definitely is. he's got a lot to defend himself today. basically, this is a special day in parliament. they were supposed to go into summer recess but instead they are having this special addr
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
hacking scandal. the pressure grows on prime minister david cameron to explain. some politicians are calling for toll charges on the audubon. and japan celebrates as their soccer team wins the world cup. captioned by the national captioning institute the british phone hacking scandal at rupert murdoch's media empire has claimed yet another high-ranking casualty. earlier today, the assistant commissioner of the police resigned from his post. this came after the top police officer, paul stephenson, already stepped down. there was an emergency session called in parliament to discuss the issue. >> for david cameron, there is no escaping the phone hacking scandal. his talks with the south african president jacob zuma were supposed to focus on trade ties, but journalists are more interested in the crisis at home. in particular, the prime minister's decision to hire a previous news of the world editor, who quit earlier this year. >> in terms of andy, no one has argued that the work he did in government was in any way inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government.
Jul 5, 2011 4:00pm PDT
, stop fighting, and joined the political process. that is what the british prime minister, david cameron, asked the taliban today. but even as he spoke those words on the second day of his visit to afghanistan, for nato's silk -- for nato soldiers were killed. which all begs -- which all begs the question, what happens when foreign forces withdraw? >> british troops drop in. it's an area the taliban used to control. no longer. nato is pushing out. that is what you can do when 10,000 british troops have been reinforced by 20,000 americans. so far, the british soldiers have not run into any opposition. usually when the insurgents see nato coming in strength, they retreat. but not always. so no one takes any chances. afghan police lead the searches. nato believes afghan candy -- afghans can deal with their own people better than foreign troops. by 2015, the idea is they will do it alone. one of the villagers hope things will improve without the insurgents around. >> the taliban steals food. i'm very poor. if i protest, they say you support nato. >> this is what progress lookalike in afghani
Jul 19, 2011 2:30pm PDT
ministers. >> i was invited to have to cut the sea and to be thank for all the support from mr. cameron. -- i was invited to have a cup of tea. >> from high drama, to the circus. a cup of fight to the face. >> do you need to leave at this time? >> no. >> why not? >> people that i trusted let me down and i think that they behaved disgracefully and betrayed the company and me and it is for them to pay. i think frankly, i'm the best person to clean this up. >> many questions are unanswered about who it to -- who committed the appalling actions and who knew what when. murdoch will not be seen as broken by today's ordeal. there will be years to wait before the decision by a judge. >> it was a revelation about a murder victim milly dowler milly dowler -- phone.owler's hacked this is what rebekah brooks had to say about the incident. >> i don't know anyone in their right mind who would sanction anyone listening to the voice mail of milly dowler in those circumstances. i just don't know anyone who would think that was a right and proper thing to do at this time or any time. i know that we know
Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm PDT
to reverberate, and today it was david cameron who is feeling the impact before parliament. an emergency session, cameron defended hiring the former news of the world editor, but in hindsight, he added he would not make the same choice. not enough, said his critics. we have the details, and there is some flash photography curator of the parks a friend in need is a friend until they have raided photography. >> a friend in friend is a friend -- a friend in need is a friend indeed. >> with all the has followed, i would not have offered him the job, and i suspect he would not have taken it, but you do not make decisions in hindsight. you make them in the present. >> he said he was extremely sorry but was not ready to say sorry for hiring him, not yet at least. >> if it turns out i have been lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology, and in that event, i will not fall short. >> that is not a good enough, because it is not about hindsight. it is not about whether he lied. it is about all the information and warnings of prime minister ignored. >> the warning came before and after david cam
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
to his home today. david cameron called an emergency session of parliament today. cameron denies claims he tried to stop the investigation. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal dragged david cameron into the fray and into a fight of the house of commons. >> it's the greatest responsibility i have is to clear up the mess. >> reporter: he's in the miss. his former chief was editor at "news of the world" now, he's under arrest. >> with 20/20 line -- hindsight and all that's followed, i wouldn't have offered him the job. >> it's not about hindsight, but about the information and the warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> reporter: cameron fought back against accusations. the prime minister fought for two hours, distancing himself from the worst political crisis he's faced since he took power 15 months ago. >> i would say that the water is labbing around his ankles, it will be a while before it drowns him. it probably won't drown him. >> reporter: he's accused of cozying up to rebekah brooks. >> i've never held a slumber party and seen her in her pajamas. >>> members of parliament ha
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
. david cameron is fending off accusations that his his decision to hire one person was a colossal error of judgment. >> there are issues raised about the press. you expect leadership from the prime minister. >> a former reporter on the newspaper explained that one person knew about the hacking. police say there are no suspicious circumstances. the timing of the tragedy is one more twist in this extraordinary story. >> i am joined by a deputy prime minister. thanks for joining is. your phone has been hacked. you have been on the warpath on this story. is it going to be pure theater today? >> i have been trying to fight this for three years. they kept denying that it happened. i hope the committee today, which has a typical job, to get them to tell the whole truth and not just bits of it. >> what about some being sanctimonious about the whole thing? >> i was in government and was constantly concerned how leaders get in this enterprise. [unintelligible] there were those in the minority. they have to get the message across. they do that. >> what price is to be paid? what is altered by the f
Jul 8, 2011 1:00am PDT
. coulson then joined the staff of david cameron as director of communications. that was when mr. cameron was the leader of the opposition. but coulson stayed on to the job until the start of the year, about five months ago. in the last few minutes, we heard that david cameron, the british treatment, will be holding a press conference at half past the hour, 9:30 british time, 10:30 central european time. we will bring that live to you. the closure of the "news of the world" may feel like the end of an era. but is it really? already we are hearing reports that the murdoch empire is preparing a replacement. dan rivers joins us now from outside the "news of the world" offices in east london. dan, raining heavily there, i can see. but good-bye "news of the world" hello "sun on sunday?" >> the final edition of the "news of the world" is being put together by staff behind me who have been told yesterday that they will be their last edition after 168 years, the world's biggest selling english language newspaper is to fold as everyone here starts to take in the news that this paper is going out o
Jul 20, 2011 12:00am PDT
street while david cameron was prime minister and contrasted it with the fac she'd been there a l under gordon brown and tony blair and the reason she hasn't been to downing street is she doesn't have to. they see each other ithe country side in the little village and easier to meethere an gng to downing street and have it in the papers. >> the solution to bad journalism has been more journalism and government has been far and ay bystanders and i don't think the committee hearing did a lot to change that. i think the lines of inquiry will continue to advance will come from the guardian and new york times and will come from the wall street journal and probably not from the mps of parliament. >> charlie: but including the wall street journal. >> wall street journal i thought was hilarious the other day saying there's an editorial saying you're all doing overkill there's so much and all hard-hitting. you have a $40 billion company to close a 168-year-old newspaper and ten people arrested, a pie in the face, now a dead dy, it doesn't get much better than this when it comes to news. >> crlie
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